Drama in Real Life

Diverging

January 25, 2018

Today is my tenth anniversary of completing my thruhike of the Appalachian Trail. Yesterday, I got an anniversary message from my hiking partner that I eant to share with you, dear reader!

I added it to my 2007 Appalachian Trail Journal:

http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/582378

Stirring Possibilities

January 24, 2018

I’ve been playing with possibilities for my summer occupation, with an end-of – January deadline for the secure, familiar job offer. I notice how synchronous messages are helping me, waking me up, calling, supporting my choice, teasing me to choose the new, unformed creation, the entrepreneurial one.

  • My song muse wrote: “Let’s pick a date for our songfest. How about June 10th?”
  • My Ridgerunner supervisor said, “We’d love to have you…and being gone for two weeks at the end of May would not be good.”
  • I am committed to taking care of my grandson for two weeks at the end of May.
  • My women’s hiking summit coordinator said, “Time to get your workshop description in for our summit in July.”
  • My partner said, “I don’t think we’re good partners for each other” on the eve of our tenth anniversary of completing our Appalachian Trail thruhikes together and being together since.
  • Ten women said “Yes! I want to learn your technique for climbing mountains easily.
  • A hiker in the women’s group invited me to her AT thruhike group saying, “You always have good advice!”
  • A women’s group friend posted as a comment on the thread of another hiker who is struggling with a detractor, “my friend, Regina, could suggest ideas about your Inner Journey.”

As wrenching as it is, being solo removes the puzzle of creating a mutually fulfilling situation for two. I can choose for myself. On the other hand it adds more personal responsibility for logistical details, transportation, safety, cameraderie. Most of all, it dissolves the luxurious thrill of intimate co-creation and reliable companionship. read more

Job Advice Please

January 21, 2018

Summer is coming! Every year for the past seven years, the ATC offers me a ridgerunning job!  I love that job! It’s work I enjoy doing and feel good at, and the venue is the absolute best for me. It’s in the dream job category of getting paid to do something I love doing. Here’s the catch, though. As the years go on, I want to add another description to the “what I love doing” category.  I want to add, “supporting, inspiring, coaching others to create radiantly fulfilling walks” to my list of job duties. read more

Finesse Priorities

January 9, 2018

Can anyone tell me how to get self-discipline?  I don’t have much or maybe any.  I need some.  A lot.  I have some serious things I need to change.  I have no self-discipline to change them.  I am so frustrated with myself.

A friend posted this on Facebook. I have an idea about this! Play the game Satori! You’ve heard me talk about it and invite you to play, I’m sure.

I use it regularly for Old Stories in my own life. I play the game solo, with ithers, with my partner. What happens is that I discover language that describes my unconscious beliefs. I chuckle often during the game because it seems uncanny that the cards I pick randomly seem to fit my story. I realize that my stories, beliefs, energy blocks, and projections are familiar ones to the general human experience. “Ah, so I’m not alone, or unusual, or hopelessly different after all!” read more